[Podcast] Living with Parkinson’s from Cultural Contexts

Cultural Contexts

Living with Parkinson’s from Cultural Contexts episode summary

During this episode of the Parkinson’s Podcast, Dr. Gregory Pontone and Dr. Indu Subramanian discuss how cultural contexts can impact what living well with Parkinson’s looks like, including nutrition, exercise, community, and more. There is ample evidence that shows that exercise, good nutrition, socialization, and more can help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms, improve mood, and live well for many years. Yet exercise, eating, and social habits look vastly different for different people, and without addressing this cultural context, accessibility barriers can keep people from integrating these practices to improve their quality of life.

Topics discussed include:

  • What does “cultural context” mean?
  • Holistic health in cultural contexts
  • The importance of community in a cultural contexts
  • How to help address the divide between clinical care and culture as a care partner/care giver
  • Acceptance of Parkinson’s symptoms by family and cultural community
  • Feeling culturally “separated” by your diagnosis
  • Finding new community
  • How to create safer spaces as advocates and allies

and more! We hope you enjoy!

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